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'Give and Take' free household items in Carlisle

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Local residents and visitors in Carlisle will be able to drop off and pick up unwanted household items at an event on Saturday 1 July.

Called 'Give and Take' day, people interested in taking away items, don't have to bring any in exchange.

Described as a free jumble sale, Give and Take is run by Cumbria County council and Sustainable Carlisle.

It will take place at the Trinity Area Community Trust (TACT), at Trinity Church Hall on Wigton Road, Carlisle, between 10am and 12pm.

Whether it’s clothing, sports equipment, old tools, a house full of toys, books, some dishwasher tablets, office equipment - bring it along – it might be just what someone else in our community is looking for!

– Mark Lloyd, Sustainable Carlisle

Leftover items will be donated to Op Shops charity shops around the city.


Carlisle cafe tackles unemployment amongst people with learning difficulties

A cafe in Carlisle has decided to provide opportunities, alongside food, for people who might normally struggle to find work.

Volunteers with learning disabilities are helping to run Doves Cafe in the city centre.

It will open for two days a week but staff from the charity Mencap hope demand will grow and grow.

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Carlisle man admits committing sex offences in park

Hammonds Pond park in Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

A man has admitted engaging in sexual activity within the sight of three teenage girls at a Carlisle park.

43-year-old Roger Thomas Scott, appeared at the city's crown court today, Friday 23 June.

He admitted three charges of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, which happened on the evening of 28 May at Hammonds Pond, Upperby.

The Judge adjourned the case and asked for the preparation of background information about the defendant.

Roger Thomas Scott, of Upperby Road, is due to be sentenced at the crown court on 13 July, until then, he remains in custody.


Charity boxes stolen in Carlisle bar burglary

La Baguette Bar, Carlisle Credit: Google maps

Police are appealing for information after a bar in Carlisle was stolen on Tuesday, 20 June.

The burglar took two charity boxes that contained money from the La Baguette Bar in Green Market, at approximately 4:50am.

The suspect is described as a white male with a thin build, aged between 30-40 years and wearing a grey tracksuit.

Anyone with information can contact PC2255 Yates on 101, or email Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

8,000 visit Cumberland Show

Sheep judging at Cumberland Show Credit: ITV
Pedigree Zwartables sheep Credit: ITV Border

Around 8,000 people have gone along to today's Cumberland Show.

It's the 179th year that the show's been held - and the first time it's been held at East Park, Brisco after spending 6 years at Carlisle Racecourse.

The good weather meant that more people than expected went along leading to long-queues of cars waiting to get into the car parks.

Organisers said it was looking like a record attendance for the show.

There were more than 600 horses, 500 sheep and more than 250 cattle being exhibited along with a food hall, agricultural stands and Cumberland wrestling.

It's one of the most popular shows in the Border region, aimed at supporting and promoting the area's agricultural industry.

Cattle judging at the show Credit: ITV Border
Winning rosettes being handed out to pedigree cows Credit: ITV Border
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